The Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility will relocate over 20 existing rental car locations scattered around the airport area into one convenient location adjacent to the 405 freeway. The approximately 5.3 million square foot facility will be built in an area bordered by Aviation Blvd. on the west, Arbor Vitae St. to the north, La Cienega Blvd. on the east and the new 98th St. extension to the south. The facility will be connected to the Automated People Mover (APM) and feature 6,600 ready/return spaces, 10,000 idle vehicle storage spaces, 1,100 rental car employee spaces and Quick Turn Around (QTA) Facilities that allow for car washing, fueling and light maintenance.
Once completed and operational, rental car shuttles will no longer access the LAX Central Terminal Area as all customers will ride the APM train to get to their rental car company. With the removal of rental car shuttles, LAX will see a reduction in vehicle traffic and passengers waiting to board curbside at the airport.
LAX anticipates groundbreaking in 2019 and the facility fully operational in 2023.
The ConRAC will be built using a Private-Public Partnership (P3) contracting model. LA Gateway Partners will be designing, constructing and financing the project and will also be responsible for operating and maintaining it for a 28-year period.